June Newsletter

Dear Members


Welcome to our summer newsletter/update!

I hope you will all join me in welcoming our latest new members: Paul Squires, Ken and Helen Curtis, Alan Diskin, Andy & Amanda Venn and Rob Mooney.  We also thank Iain Campbell who has joined our Safety Boat team.  It’s great to see a number of new faces and we are hoping to see some additional boats in the near future.  So if you meet any of the new guys, please make them welcome and help them feel part of the club.

It is with regret that I have to report that Sarah Wicks has resigned from the committee. We thank her for her past work and involvement. Should any of you wish to serve on the committee, please come forward!

We are approaching that time of year when many of our members fly North to escape the heat!  We shall attempt to continue to have SB cover but there will be less members available with tow bars. Vic has kindly offered to help with towing the safety boat to the slipway and back. But please be aware that there may not be sufficient boats, sailors or crews to maintain racing nor to deploy buoys.  If you wish to sail from mid July to the end of August, please send an email to VIc by the Thursday before the Sunday you wish to sail.  This will enable Vic to know whether he should turn out to help with towing.

There will be a limited number of people available for OOD duty during July and August.  Please check to see when you are on the rota for OOD duty.  The rota is posted on the club website under the Racing tab, click on Safety Boat Roster.  If you can’t do the duty for whatever reason, don’t just ignore it.  If you don’t turn up you are letting your fellow members down.  Firstly, try and find another member you can swap dates with and secondly, please inform a Committee Member so we know who is on duty.

I’m sorry to inform you that a ladder was taken from the Dinghy Park which belonged to one of our members. Members should be aware that other users have keys to the Dinghy Park, which means it isn’t as secure as we’d like it to be.   The best advice is to be vigilant in keeping tools/kit/equipment either in the shed or chained to boats or trailers. Certainly anything ‘nickable’ should be kept out of site.

On a lighter note….Two suggestions have been made for a Social event, both for mid-September.  A sail South to ‘Treasure Island” and a picnic on the beach with possible camp-out! (clearly we would need the right weather conditions for this so will need to be flexible about the date)  The other possibility, a dinner event/get-together at La Oficina.  Please make your thoughts known!

This year we plan to combine the AGM date with a Dinner and Dance at Hostal Rural.  Please note this date in your calendar as we hope to have as many members as possible attending on Friday 10th November.

And finally, we have our new club banner in place! It can be seen clearly from the road and promenade and we hope it will help us attract additional interest in the club.  Thank you to everyone who helped in the construction and erection of the framework!

Enjoy your sailing


Club President


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